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  1. Thread: Free Flies

    by maxq
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    Panman, Thanks for the flies! :D Between, you...

    Panman,

    Thanks for the flies! :D Between, you and Ron Eagle Elk, I'm set for fishing any species, anywhere in the World!

    Regards,
    Doug
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    Yes, I too was affected be Steve's untimely...

    Yes, I too was affected be Steve's untimely death. My daughter and I have watched him over the years with enjoyment. I'm surprised he'd made it this long with all of his crazy adventures......and to...
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    That would be his total distance cast in ALL the...

    That would be his total distance cast in ALL the distance casting events added together. :) There were 6 distance events and I'm sure he was in most, if not all of them.

    Regards,
    Doug
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    Rich, I received my envelope today. :D It...

    Rich,

    I received my envelope today. :D It looks like a good read for a beginner like me. Thanks again for offering these booklets to some of us beginners! I'm sure my wife will thank you when I...
  5. Thread: what weight

    by maxq
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    I agree with Jim completely! I use my 3 weight...

    I agree with Jim completely! I use my 3 weight for bluegill and they give me a better quality fight on it than my 5 weight.. If a bass hits it and they're too big, they can usually get off without...
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    Jack, Nice to hear you made it home safe and...

    Jack,

    Nice to hear you made it home safe and sound! I was glad I got to meet up with you and Harvey(wireguy) for a couple of hours the week before the fish-in. Hopefully, I'll be able to actually...
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    Rich, I'll take one please! I'm starting to...

    Rich,

    I'll take one please! I'm starting to get a serious itch to start tying my own flies but I haven't taken that initial step yet.

    Thanks for such a generous offer!
    Regards,
    Doug
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    Jonezee, Yes, we've flown directly into Flint...

    Jonezee,

    Yes, we've flown directly into Flint from Orlando, Florida several times now. A small airport, at least compared to Orlando :shock: , I think about 8 gates. My wife doesn't like to do...
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    wireguy, Glad to hear you made it home safe...

    wireguy,

    Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound! It was nice to meet you and Jack in Grayling. If you ever make it down to Florida, please look me up for some fishing and casting fun!
    ...
  10. Thread: Mentor

    by maxq
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    Finding a mentor

    I agree 110%!

    I was lucky to find a mentor, who happens to be a FFF Master Instructor:D , that has taken me under his wing this past year and has turned me into the flycaster that I am today! When...
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    As far as traveling with fly rods and reels....I...

    As far as traveling with fly rods and reels....I flew out of Flint, Michigan this morning and didn't have a problem. The did have a second screening before boarding the plane....just to make sure...
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    Back home from Grayling

    Well, I made it back to good ole hot and humid Florida today. :cry: I got to spend a couple of hours with Jack and wireguy at Gates for lunch and at their campsite Thursday afternoon. They are a...
  13. Unfortunately......I'm the newbie to FAOL that...

    Unfortunately......I'm the newbie to FAOL that didn't find out about the Fish-In until after my wife and I had purchased airline tickets,car rental, etc......It just so happens that we're going to...
  14. I only travel with 4 piece rods anymore that I...

    I only travel with 4 piece rods anymore that I carry on in rod carriers that hold 2 rod/reels apiece. Several companies make them. I happen to have Sage rod carriers but there are plenty of others....
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    Wireguy, Cool! I'll look forward to meeting up...

    Wireguy,

    Cool! I'll look forward to meeting up with you two for some fishing. Maybe I'll be able to get the two of you to critique my distance casting skills, I need all the help I can get,:lol:...
  16. Thread: Michigan Fish-In

    by maxq
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    Wow! Big Bluegills in Michigan too! Man, my...

    Wow! Big Bluegills in Michigan too! Man, my wife's going to kill me with all the time I'm planning on fishing and not spending with her family! I better settle down before this gets out of control!...
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    I'll be in Grayling from August 2 through August...

    I'll be in Grayling from August 2 through August 12......I didn't find this website until I had already made plans to go see the inlaws for vacation, who just happen to live in Grayling, so I won't...
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    Hi, I'm not an "official" by any means but I...

    Hi,

    I'm not an "official" by any means but I stand behind a line.....actually my concrete driveway....so I can feel with my feet where the line is so I don't step across it. I then measure from...
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    Actually, if you're just practicing casting on...

    Actually, if you're just practicing casting on the front lawn, I'd cut the hook off or put on a piece of yarn instead. Taking a hook to the eyebrow......although it may look pretty cool to the young...
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    I just walked in the door from catching about a...

    I just walked in the door from catching about a dozen blue gills in a couple of hours on a particular fly. It's a #12 Theo's Bomber (pink and black). I'm down in Florida so I don't know if it works...
  21. Jack, Thanks for your help and I look forward...

    Jack,

    Thanks for your help and I look forward to meeting you in Grayling!

    Regards,
    Doug
  22. Will anyone be near Grayling before the Fish-in?

    Hi,

    I just found this website and registered today and saw there will be a Fish-In near Grayling,MI. It just so happens that I'll be in Grayling visiting my in-laws from August 3-11. Of course,...
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